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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 2015
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
7 February 2015
14 February 2015
21 February 2015
28 February 2015
Second Chance:
7 March 2015
Final:
14 March 2015
Selected entrant Måns Zelmerlöw
Selected song "Heroes"
Selected songwriter(s) Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 217 points)
Final result 1st, 365 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2014 2015

Sveriges Television (SVT). The country chose Måns Zelmerlöw and the song Heroes.

Måns Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision final in Vienna with 365 points.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Melodifestivalen 2015 2
    • Semi-finals and Second chance 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • At Eurovision 3
    • Points awarded to Sweden 3.1
    • Points awarded by Sweden 3.2
      • Semi-final 2 3.2.1
      • Final 3.2.2
    • Split voting results 3.3
      • Semi-final 2 3.3.1
      • Final 3.3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Background

Prior to the 2015 Contest, Sweden had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty-four times since its first entry in 1958.[1] Sweden has won the contest on five occasions: in 1974 with the song "Waterloo" performed by ABBA, in 1984 with the song "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" performed by Herreys, in 1991 with the song "Fångad av en stormvind" performed by Carola, in 1999 with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven" performed by Charlotte Nilsson, and in 2012 with the song "Euphoria" performed by Loreen. Since the introduction of a semi-final to the format of the contest in 2004, Sweden has, to this point, only failed to qualify to the final on one occasion in 2010. In 2014, Sweden placed third in the contest with the song "Undo" performed by Sanna Nielsen.

SVT confirmed that Sweden would participate in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on 20 May 2014, at the same time announcing that the Swedish entry would be selected through the national final Melodifestivalen 2015.[2]

Melodifestivalen 2015

Melodifestivalen 2015 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Hosted by 2014 Swedish Eurovision entrant Sanna Nielsen and comedian Robin Paulsson, 28 songs competed in a six-week-long process which consisted of four semifinals on 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 2015, a second chance round on 7 March 2015, and a final on 15 March 2015. Seven songs competed in each semifinal - the top two qualified directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed songs qualified to the second chance round. An additional four songs qualified to the final from the second chance round.[3] Among the competing artists are former Eurovision Song Contest contestants Eric Saade who represented Sweden in 2011, Jessica Andersson who represented Sweden in 2003 as part of the duo Fame and Marie Bergman who represented Sweden in 1971 and 1972 as part of the group Family Four as well as in 1994 performing in a duet with Roger Pontare.[4]

Semi-finals and Second chance

  • The first semi-final took place on 7 February 2015 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Sting" performed by Eric Saade and "Can't Hurt Me Now" performed by Jessica Andersson qualified directly to the final, while "Hello Hi" performed by Dolly Style and "Det rår vi inte för" performed by Behrang Miri featuring Victor Crone qualified to the second chance round.[5]
  • The second semi-final took place on 14 February 2015 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Don't Stop Believing" performed by Mariette and "Möt mig i Gamla stan" performed by Magnus Carlsson qualified directly to the final, while "Forever Starts Today" performed by Linus Svenning and "Groupie" performed by Samir and Viktor qualified to the second chance round.[6]
  • The third semi-final took place on 21 February 2015 at the Östersund Arena in Östersund. "Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)" performed by Jon Henrik Fjällgren and "Don't Stop" performed by Isa qualified directly to the final, while "Bring Out The Fire" performed by Andreas Weise and "I See You" performed by Kristin Amparo qualified to the second chance round.[7]
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 28 February 2015 at the Conventum Arena in Örebro. "Building It Up" performed by JTR and "Heroes" performed by Måns Zelmerlöw qualified directly to the final, while "Guld och gröna skogar" performed by Hasse Andersson and "Make Me (La La La)" performed by Dinah Nah qualified to the second chance round.[8]

Final

The final of Melodifestivalen 2015 will be held on 14 March 2015 at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the four second chance winners will qualify for the final, creating a twelve song lineup.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Samir & Viktor "Groupie" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Maria Smith, Kevin Högdahl, Viktor Thell 29 20 49 8
2 JTR "Building It Up" John Andreasson, Tom Lundbäck, Robin Lundbäck, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl 21 4 25 10
3 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)" Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban (Alban Nwapa), Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm 14 8 22 12
4 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)"
(I am free)
Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Erik Holmberg, Tony Malm, Josef Melin 51 88 139 2
5 Jessica Andersson "Can't Hurt Me Now" Aleena Gibson, Fredrik Thomander 15 8 23 11
6 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb 122 166 288 1
7 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today" Aleena Gibson, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Kempe 51 18 69 6
8 Isa "Don't Stop" Isa Tengblad, Johan Ramström, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Oscar Merner 38 18 56 7
9 Magnus Carlsson "Möt mig i Gamla stan"
(Meet me in Old Town)
Thomas G:Son, Lina Eriksson 10 18 28 9
10 Eric Saade "Sting" Arash Fahmi, Fredrik Kempe, Hamed "K-one" Pirouzpanah, David Kreuger 48 29 77 5
11 Mariette "Don't Stop Believing" Miss Li (Linda Karlsson), Sonny Gustafsson 74 28 102 3
12 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests) Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm, Johan Deltinger 10 68 78 4

At Eurovision

All countries except the "Big 5" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the host country, are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into five different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot.[10] On 26 January 2015, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Sweden was placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 21 May 2015, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.[11] In the second semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Sweden would perform 13th, following Iceland and preceding Switzerland.[12]

Points awarded to Sweden

Points Awarded to Sweden (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Swedish jury:[13]

  • Filip Adamo – Chairperson – independent music professional, production manager
  • Lina Hedlund – singer
  • Henrik Johnsson – radio/TV producer, anchor
  • Rennie Mirro – dancer, choreographer, actor
  • Isa Tengblad (Isa) – singer, dancer, composer

Semi-final 2

The Swedish votes in the second semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting.[14]

Semi-final 2 – Swedish Results
Draw Country F. Adamo L. Hedlund H. Johnsson R. Mirro Isa Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Lithuania 12 14 15 8 14 14 9 13
02  Ireland 4 4 1 3 4 3 14 8 3
03  San Marino 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
04  Montenegro 6 2 5 5 5 4 6 4 7
05  Malta 8 6 9 7 11 7 15 12
06  Norway 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 12
07  Portugal 16 10 10 11 12 12 12 15
08  Czech Republic 13 9 6 10 10 9 10 10 1
09  Israel 5 5 4 6 13 6 2 2 10
10  Latvia 1 3 2 1 3 2 7 3 8
11  Azerbaijan 3 8 8 4 2 5 11 7 4
12  Iceland 9 12 14 14 6 11 8 9 2
13  Sweden
14   Switzerland 7 15 12 12 7 10 13 14
15  Cyprus 11 7 7 9 8 8 4 5 6
16  Slovenia 10 11 13 15 15 15 5 11
17  Poland 14 13 11 13 9 13 3 6 5

Final

The Swedish votes in the final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[15]

Final – Swedish Results
Draw Country F. Adamo L. Hedlund H. Johnsson R. Mirro Isa Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Slovenia 13 8 9 14 22 11 13 10 1
02  France 18 19 12 13 10 15 26 22
03  Israel 6 5 4 8 11 7 8 7 4
04  Estonia 14 12 13 12 18 13 5 8 3
05  United Kingdom 23 25 21 25 24 25 20 25
06  Armenia 26 24 25 26 26 26 18 23
07  Lithuania 19 13 14 20 23 18 16 17
08  Serbia 15 15 8 22 19 17 10 12
09  Norway 8 3 3 6 3 4 4 4 7
10  Sweden
11  Cyprus 16 10 15 21 17 16 17 16
12  Australia 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 12
13  Belgium 4 2 5 2 8 3 2 2 10
14  Austria 12 22 11 11 12 12 24 20
15  Greece 17 17 20 17 20 19 25 24
16  Montenegro 11 4 16 7 7 9 12 9 2
17  Germany 7 14 19 16 13 14 21 19
18  Poland 22 18 22 18 21 22 9 14
19  Latvia 5 6 2 1 6 2 11 6 5
20  Romania 21 23 18 15 15 20 15 18
21  Spain 10 16 17 10 9 10 14 11
22  Hungary 24 21 24 23 25 23 22 26
23  Georgia 20 20 23 19 14 21 19 21
24  Azerbaijan 9 9 10 5 5 8 23 15
25  Russia 2 7 7 9 4 6 7 5 6
26  Albania 25 26 26 24 16 24 6 13
27  Italy 1 11 6 4 2 5 3 3 8

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sweden Country Profile".  
  2. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 May 2014). "Sweden: SVT confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (29 September 2014). "Sweden's Melodifestivalen dates, changes and presenters announced".  
  4. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (24 November 2014). "Sweden: Meet half of Melodifestivalen 2015 contestants".  
  5. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (7 February 2015). "Melodifestivalen kicks off in Sweden". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (14 February 2015). "Sweden finds two more finalists in Malmö". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (21 February 2015). "Sweden's third semi results". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (28 February 2015). "Last Melodifestivalen semi-final results". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (7 March 2015). "Melodifestivalen final line-up complete". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Brey, Marco (26 January 2015). "Today: The Semi-Final Allocation Draw". Eurovision.tv.  
  11. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (26 January 2015). "Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". Eurovision.tv.  
  12. ^ "Semi-final 2". Eurovision.tv.  
  13. ^ Bakker, Sietse (1 May 2015). "Here are this year's national juries!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Second Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
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